From "A" like Aquagirl to "Z" like Zatana. More than 200 female superheroes have been around for the last 70 years. It all started with Fletcher Hanks's minor character Fantomah in the 1940s Fiction House's Jungle Comics #2 and from that moment on the seal was broken. Female superhero after superhero made their appearances on paper as well as on screen. These female superheroes were simultaneously shaping and mirroring society; with the rise of second wave feminism some of these female characters changed as well. Suddenly, they could be more self-assured and more forceful; Marvel Girl transformed from an average superhero to the very powerful Phoenix. Later on, the years 2010/2011 witnessed a huge transformation in the graphic novels realms.
Deadline: 1st April 2013
Notification: 15th April 2013
Revision: 25th April 2013
Publication: 5th May 2013
IJORCS is now accepting manuscripts for its next issue, Volume 3, Issue 3. Authors are encouraged to contribute to the journal by submitting articles that clarify new research results, projects, surveying works and industrial experiences that describe significant advances in field of computer science.
'Transnational Professional Relations in the Twentieth Century', Workshop at the University of Leeds, United Kingdom, 20-21 June 2013
Call for papers-
University of Rennes 2, France – 10-11 October 2013
An international conference organised by research units ACE (EA 1796 at Rennes 2 University) and 3L.AM (EA 4335 University of Le Mans)
In partnership with :
HCTI (EA 4249 at the universities of Bretagne Occidentale and Bretagne Sud)
ERIBIA (EA 2610 at Caen University)
LIDILE (EA 3874 common to Rennes 2 and Rennes 1)
While Transpacific Studies often focus on Asian diasporic writing, this panel seeks essays on life writing emerging from travel across the Pacific in all directions, East-West, West-East, North-South. Following Yunte Huang's lead in *Transpacific Imaginations* and *Transpacific Displacements*, we might expand the definition of transpacific to encompass modern Western expatriate memoirs such as Mark Salzman's *Iron and Silk*; Simon Manchester's *The River at the Centre of the World*; Nathan Gray's *First Pass Under Heaven*; Mark Kitto's *Chasing China*; Rachel DeWoskin's *Foreign Babes in Beijing*; Angela Carter in Japan; Bruce S.
This special session has been approved for the 2013 Pacific Ancient and Modern Languages Association (PAMLA) Conference in San Diego, California on November 1-3, 2013.
We are interested in papers that examine literary texts and cultural discourses that represent and examine the relations between diasporas and their homelands and hostlands through cultural identification and historical-temporal differences or "age".
CFP: Friends of English Southland Graduate Conference at UCLA
At Face Value: Re-thinking Surfaces
Friday, May 31, 2013 at UCLA
Professor Rachel Lee (UCLA)
Professor Daniel Tiffany (USC)
Sir Peter: Aye, ever improving himself!--Mr. Surface, Mr. Surface...Well, well, that's proper; and you make even your screen a source of knowledge...
Joseph Surface: Oh, yes, I find great use in that screen.
-Richard Brinsley Sheridan, The School for Scandal (IV.3)
Digital Defoe: Studies in Defoe & His Contemporaries is accepting submissions for its fifth anniversary issue. Submissions are due by May 1, 2013.
Submissions on any aspect of the life and works of Daniel Defoe and his contemporaries are welcome.
A special section of the fifth issue will be dedicated to the topic of public intellectualism. Topics may include, but need not be limited to, the following:
• The concept of public intellectualism defined, as it pertains to eighteenth-century studies;
• The figure of the public intellectual in relevant texts or events past and present (for example, rhetoric about or of "the founding fathers" and the influence on past or contemporary politics);
CALL FOR AUTHORS: Science Fiction Television
Scarecrow Press, a leading publisher of scholarly books on popular culture, is actively seeking new volumes for its recently launched "Science Fiction Television" book series. Proposals for monographs on neglected aspects of the field, and for single-author encyclopedias, are especially welcome.
Call for Papers: Television Midwest Popular Culture and American Culture Associations' Annual Conference October 11-13, 2013, St. Louis, Missouri http://www.mpcaaca.org
Abstract or Panel Proposal submission deadline: April 30th
Conference Hotel: St. Louis Union Station Hotel, 1820 Saint Louis Union Station, St. Louis, MO 63103 Tel: 1-314-621-5262
The Midwest Popular Culture and American Culture Associations' annual conference is an annual gathering of scholars across the disciplines. Panels are now forming for all of the MPCA/ACA individual subject areas, including the Television area.
Digital Nightmares: Wired Ghosts, CCTV Horror and the Found Footage Phenomenon, ed. by Linnie Blake and Xavier Aldana Reyes
Call For Papers
Call for Papers
The 2013 Thirteenth International Diversity in Organizations, Communities and Nations Conference is held at the Charles Darwin University, Darwin, Australia on 26-28 June 2013.
The 2013 Third International Conference on Aging: An Interdisciplinary Conference is held at the University Center Chicago on November 8th-9th. Proposals for paper presentations, workshops, roundtables or colloquia are invited, addressing aging and society through one of the following themes:
• Economic and Demographic Perspectives on Aging
• Public Policy and Public Perspectives on Aging
• Medical Perspectives on Aging, Health, Wellness
• Social and Cultural Perspectives on Aging